Ansa McAl launches over 50 new products

first_imgHead of the Business Unit, Food and Consumer Goods, Anjeta HindsThe massive Trinidadian rooted, Ansa McAl, goods’ distribution company on Monday morning introduced over 50 new products from five different brands which seeks to help Guyana strive towards achieving its green economy while giving locals a taste of healthy and delicious snacks.The products range from biscuits to coffees and even biodegradable items which the company says is the mere tip of the iceberg of what’s to come next.Head of the Business Unit, Food and Consumer Goods, Anjeta Hinds, shared a few of the products which are now available at leading supermarkets.She said, “You need to pick up Butter Kiss biscuits, or Pozuelo cookies or you need to try Juan Valdez coffee and you need to put it in your biodegradable hot pack paper cups and things of that nature. We also do have Pam’s Sardines. Pam’s Sardines are from the Connors Group of Companies, they are the leading manufacturers and distributors across sardines and tuna”.Hinds added that a host of biodegradable items such as foil wraps, reusable plastic products and reusable paper products will now be distributed across Guyana, at “unmatched” and “unbeatable prices”.According to her, the products are all healthy choices for both children and adults who are looking to keep their calorie and sugar intake low.“We know that everybody is becoming a little bit more health conscious. They’re looking at calorie count, they’re looking at sugar content across the different snacks and there’s nothing on this table that has an ultra-high, send your child into hyper-drive sugar content and or calorie count…we do have healthier options,” she assured.It was pointed out that the agency will strive to ensure the product reaches all corners of Guyana so that every local can have a taste of quality as well as access safer products that are better for the environment.The biodegradable products is one which has already been welcomed by many retailers and patrons as even the Government is seeking to do away with plastic.In fact Minister of State, Joseph Harmon at a post-Cabinet press conference last April, said ending of the use of plastic bags across Guyana is on the Government’s agenda. He explained that plastic is a problem across the world and Guyana, for its part, was not exempted from the consequences of this pollution.Providing a timeline, Harmon was optimistic that the ban could be pulled off by the year 2021.A new brand of coffee which was launchedlast_img read more

Maersk Line EQUATE to Cut CO2 Emission in Shipping

first_imgzoom Danish shipping giant Maersk Line and producer of petrochemicals EQUATE Petrochemical Company have signed a partnership agreement to decrease CO2 emissions in ocean transportation.The agreement, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait, is based on the parties’ sustainability priorities that include the shared vision “to protect and safeguard the environment by decreasing CO2 emissions and confirms an aspiration to reduce EQUATE’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 15% from 2017 to 2020,” Maersk Line said.During 2013-2016, the business collaboration between the companies resulted in decreasing CO2 emissions by over 35%, achieved through investments in environmentally improved vessels, network optimization, space utilization and other innovative best practices.“As we continuously encourage and support our business associates to have sustainable emission reduction programs, this agreement with Maersk Line is part of our ongoing business partnership,” Tareq Jafar Al-Kandari, EQUATE’s Vice President for Technical Services, said.Maersk Line said that it is driving similar agreements with a series of other selected strategic partners in an effort to enable more sustainable procurement.last_img read more

Denise Van Outen Launches The First Ever Sainsburys Sport Relief Games

first_imgDenise van Outen has gone from yummy mummy to star athlete to launch the first ever Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.Denise showed her strength in her swimming gear as it was revealed that for the first time ever the public can take part in three sporting challenges for Sport Relief – running, swimming and cycling – all over one epic weekend from 21st – 23rd March 2014.The events will take place in over a thousand locations across the country including landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Those lucky enough to get a place will be one of the first to experience the Park in all its glory as it fully reopens next year, with events and entertainment taking place over the fun-filled weekend.Anyone wanting to guarantee a space at the Park or other venues across the UK and make the most of half price entry can enter at www.sportrelief.com.Denise Van Outen said: “I love Sport Relief and even took part in a mile event when I was pregnant! This year I’m going to do something more challenging and swim 5km. My three year old, Betsy, has just started having swimming lessons so I thought it was time for mummy to learn properly too as I’ve never been very confident in the water, so the Sport Relief swim really will be a challenge for me.”As well as accessible events for everyone, the new Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games offer the public even sportier challenges than ever before. Whether people want to cycle 50 miles, swim 5km or run 6 miles, those looking for a challenge need to sign up early, start training and make every mile count by raising heaps of cash for some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.But it’s not all about the tough stuff, there are plenty of options to join in the fun and games during the Sport Relief Weekend: Walk, jog or run the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, choosing from 1, 3 or 6 mile distances Make a splash with the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon, and choose from a range of 
individual and team distances, including 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km or people can choose their 
own distance with SimplySwim People can get on their bikes and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle, taking place 
in Glasgow, Manchester and London’s Lee Valley VeloPark. Participants can cycle 25 miles, 50 miles or get the whole family involved in a 3 mile cycle 
Money raised from Sport Relief will be spent helping some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
For more information about how to have fun, raise cash and change lives by entering the unmissable Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, go to sportrelief.com.last_img read more

FILM SHOOT FOR SEAN PENNDIRECTED FLAG DAY SENDS MANITOBA TOWN TO THE

first_imgIn this file image, Sean Penn poses for a portrait in New York to promote a novel. (Taylor Jewell/Invision) Login/Register With: Facebook A number of older cars and trucks could be seen in La Salle on Rue Principale, which was also closed to traffic for the shoot..‘Flag Day’ is based on Jennifer Vogel’s non-fiction book about her father, ‘Flim-Flam Man’ and stars Penn, his children Dylan and Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Advertisement A street in a Winnipeg bedroom community got a retro makeover Wednesday for a film shoot of a feature directed by Sean Penn.According to a notice posted to a La Salle community Facebook group, the scenes for ‘Flag Day’ were set in the 80s, so parking had to be restricted to make sure all vehicles in view fit the time period. Twitterlast_img read more